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Twitter is testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter has been on different experimenting modes lately, all to increase its user base. After testing paid version of Tweetdeck, the micro-blogging site is now testing “suggested reading” module to display relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations in your timeline.

Jugnoo launches hyperlocal content platform, AskLocal

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Chandigarh-based Jugnoo has launched AskLocal, a geo-location based, hyper-local content platform for users, to access locally relevant information. With this, Jugnoo, better known for its vast auto rickshaw network is introducing a new way to connect within cities based on relevant content,

More than 160 tech companies file brief against Donald Trump’s latest immigration ban

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Its 162 tech firms against Donald Trump. Tech titans like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Snap and 150 other tech companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March. The

Instagram gets offline support for Android users

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Now Instagram users can post even without internet connection. At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Instagram announced it’s built support for using most of its features without Internet access. The functionality is largely available for Android now and should soon make its

YouTube lowers the bar to 1K subscribers to livestream from smartphones

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Why wait for 10,000 subscriber base, when you can live stream your video content even with 1,000 subscribers? Yes, you read that right! YouTube has reduced the threshold of 10,000 subscribers to 1,000 subscribers for broadcasters to live stream directly to

Twitter now allows brands to make custom hearts for their Periscope broadcasts

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To make live video experience more engaging for customers, Twitter has announced the launch of Custom Hearts, that gives broadcasters freedom to customize the hearts within their Periscope livestream so it matches their brand. Users can then use these custom hearts to show

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey forgoes compensation yet again

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Sailing through tough times, Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, continued to forego direct compensation in 2016, according to a regulatory filing. Also, after serving for more than seven years, Peter Fenton, one of the Twitter‘s board members since 2009, is leaving

Twitter launches ‘Lite’ version in search of growth in emerging markets

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Twitter is leaving no stones unturned to reverse its fortune and stagnant user base. Making a move in the same direction, the micro-blogging site has launched a lighter, speedier, and more data-friendly version of Twitter, called Twitter Lite to attract more people

Twitter won’t count @replies towards its 140 characters tweet limit

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Twitter is known as a micro-blogging site because of its 140-character limit. But within a short span of time, its USP became its Achilles heel as users increasingly complained about the small window to express themselves.  As part of a series

Twitter is testing paid version of the TweetDeck

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Amid struggling ad business, Twitter is looking for ways to make more money. The micro-blogging site is planning to create a paid version of the TweetDeck, a free online tool that helps users to manage multiple accounts. Twitter has reportedly

Twitter suspends over 376,000 accounts for promoting terrorism

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Twitter is getting aggressive in its battle against terrorist accounts. After suspending 235,000 accounts in the first half of 2016, Twitter suspended over 376,000 accounts for backing terrorism in the second half of the year. In its semiannual “transparency report,”

Twitter testing a new feature to warn users about profile with ‘potentially sensitive content’

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Twitter is doing all it can to make its platform controversy free. In its latest attempts in the same direction, the micro-blogging site is testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles that contains ‘potentially sensitive content.’ This means whenever you visit someone’s

Twitch announces a new social media feed, Pulse

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Amazon-owned video game streaming company Twitch has announced a new feature Pulse, an integrated social media feed “where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page.” Similar to

Twitter introduces more features to curb online abuse

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In its fight against online abuse, Twitter is trying to make the field tougher for trollers. Following the changes introduced recently, the micro-blogging site has come up with another round of updates, giving users more control over abusive posts. Expanding

Wittyfeed is more popular in India than Instagram and Twitter

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Three-year-old, Wittyfeed has surpassed the rankings of decade old company Twitter and seven-year-old Instagram as the most visited website in India. A viral content company, Wittyfeed, which provides modern day blogging platform for everyone who loves to express and explore beautiful stories is

Google and Jigsaw launch Perspective, to rate your toxic comments

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Hate speech, swearing, harassment is all too common for any platform that has a ‘comments’ sections. Instead of holding the platform for a rational debate, many end up creating it a dump of trash. Many companies have taken initiatives like

Twitter launches custom profiles for business agents and customer support teams

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Twitter is introducing yet another feature to lure customers and business agents to use its platform to boost their business. After making it easier for customers to directly message businesses, and allowing companies to add a “send a private message” button

Twitter rolls out new feature, ‘Time Out’ to tackle online abuse

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Though Twitter has been launching many features and initiatives to tackle online abuse, Twitter has been giving the pushbutton to users to block and report abusive content, until now. However, with the latest feature, Twitter is taking the control in

Twitter partners Filmfare and Reliance Jio to drive monetization in India

By : CIOL Writers

Since the return of Jack Dorsey in 2015, the micro-blogging site Twitter has been under pressure to show positive signs on user growth or revenue.However, Twitter’s fourth-quarter earnings report, which was also the 10th consecutive quarter of lower revenue for

Twitter’s poor run continues in Q4, meagre 0.6pc growth in MAUs

By : CIOL Writers

After looking at Twitter Inc.’s disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report, one might think there’s little hope left for Twitter, but the micro-blogging platform seems to believe otherwise. “The whole world is watching Twitter. While we may not be currently meeting everyone’s